Aspen Ministers Forum Releases Letter to President Juan Manuel Santos

Group expresses strong support for the efforts to end the war in Colombia

Jul 23, 2015, 12:40 ET from The Aspen Institute

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Aspen Ministers Forum, a group of former Foreign Ministers who meet regularly under the auspices of the Aspen Institute, released a letter on July 22, 2015, to President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia, outlining their strong support for the efforts underway to negotiate an end to the war in Colombia.

In their letter to President Santos, the Ministers write: "we believe in what you are trying to accomplish and stand ready to assist in any possible way, because there is no cause more important than the cause of peace."  

WHO: Signatories to the letter are:

Madeleine K. AlbrightUnited States
Lloyd AxworthyCanada
Shlomo Ben AmiIsrael
Lamberto DiniItaly
Don McKinnonNew Zealand
Marwan MuasherJordan
Surin Pitsuwan – Thailand
Malcolm RifkindUnited Kingdom
Adam Daniel RotfeldPoland
Knut Vollebæk – Norway

WHERE: The full letter is available online at

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